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    Most parts of the country projected to have sunny to partly cloudy skies in the next two to three days as the easterlies continue to dominate the weather system affecting the country, the state weather bureau said on Thursday.

    In an interview, Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather forecaster Jun Galang said the easterlies are affecting the eastern section of the country, where localized thunderstorms are easily formed.

    He further noted that no tropical cyclone is expected to affect the country within the next two to three days.

    Galang said that PAGASA expects zero to one storm to affect the country for the month of April.

    For Thursday, Metro Manila will have a temperature range of 24 to 35 degrees Celsius.

    He said that, so far, the hottest temperature recorded in Metro Manila this year was 35.7 degrees Celsius last March 28.

    The hottest temperature in the country for this year was recorded in Tuguegarao at 37.9 degrees Celsius last March 31.

    Citing climatological record, Galang said the dry or summer season in the country usually lasts until middle of June.

    Based on the PAGASA’s climatological record, the hottest temperature in Metro Manila was recorded on May 14, 1987 at 38.5 degrees Celsius.

    The hottest temperature ever recorded in the country was in Tuguegarao, Cagayan at 42.2 degrees Celsius on May 11, 1969.

    In its advisory, PAGASA said that the entire archipelago will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening.

    It added light to moderate winds from the east will prevail throughout the archipelago and the coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be slight to moderate. (PNA)

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